Who is


Attorney at Law


Michelle knows what it means to work hard. The youngest of seven children, she spent her early years in Houston’s East End, where her parents settled after immigrating to this country.  They valued their American citizenship and taught their children the importance of respecting our country’s laws and our country’s flag.  They instilled in them a love of God and country and they worked hard to provide for their family. Her father died when she was young and they all pitched in to help make ends meet. Michelle worked in a law office during her teenage years. The experience not only inspired her to go to law school but also equipped her well for the demands of a legal career.  And, her years of practicing law have equipped me well for the bench.


Michelle believes a good judge is one who knows the law, listens to the parties and attorneys, weighs the evidence, and makes a prompt and well-reasoned decision. If elected, Michelle will work hard to ensure that the citizens of Harris County get a fair day in court. Michelle will bring integrity, experience, and a strong commitment to excellence to the bench. And, Michelle will be faithful to our Constitution.

When Michelle began her legal career as associate counsel at the Harris County Attorney’s office, she knew she had a heart for public service.  Now, she wants to use her experience and know how to serve the people of Harris County once again.


Michelle is  a native Houstonian, graduate of Cy-Fair High School, the University of Houston, and South Texas College of Law Houston.


Michelle began her career at the Harris County Attorney’s Office where she defended and protected Harris County’s interest and the interest of Sheriffs' deputies. Michelle served as special of counsel to the Harris County Sheriff. Currently, her practices focuses on complex civil litigation including family law, probate, employment, and civil rights cases.


Michelle is committed to the Houston community and volunteers at organizations including M.D. Anderson, Sheltering Arms, and AIDS Foundation Houston. She is a member of the Junior League of Houston, a board member of the Harriet & Joe Foster YMCA and on the advisory board of Catholic Charities. Professional memberships include: Houston Bar Association, Mexican-American Bar Association, and Hispanic Bar Association.


Michelle is married to Stephen, a native Houstonian. Stephen is president of Tejas Office Products, Inc. a family owned business located in the Heights. He is a graduate of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory and Texas A&M University (‘97). He is board member of the United Way of Greater Houston, The Memorial Hermann Hospital Foundation, and Chairman of the Board of the Sports Authority Foundation.  Michelle and Stephen live in Oak Forest and have three boys, Gregory and Stephen (8) and Andrew (3). The boys attend St. Rose of Lima Catholic School.


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